Although Curaçao is not known for its all-inclusive resorts, a few do make their homes on the shores of this little Dutch island. All-inclusive resorts are the subject of some debate, but are widely enjoyed by many travelers.
Most all-inclusive resorts follow the traditional standard: One price for all of the food and drinks you could want, as well as most of the available activities - with a select few reserved with an additional fee. However, some hotels and resorts offer all-inclusive programs that travelers can select for an additional fee at the start of their stay.
While either of these options usually gives you just about the same service anywhere you stay, it's always wise to call ahead and check. When you talk to the hotel or resort, be sure to ask about exactly what is included in the all-inclusive stay. Some packages do not include top-shelf liquors or wine with meals. Others include only minimal activities.
Travelers seeking an all-inclusive resort will most likely find them to the northwest of Willemstad, though some may grace the island's southern shores. The most upscale resorts are usually found to the northwest of the city, while the majority of the resorts and hotels in general are found on the southern side. The southern side of the island is especially popular for divers.
When considering an all-inclusive, vacationers should weigh the positive and negative aspects of such accommodations. The positives often outweigh the negatives - after all, it's hard to resist the charm of a vacation where you know the total cost before you even depart. This can bring a certain relaxation. Simplifying your stay by eliminating the need to carry items like your wallet - even to meals - can truly be something special.
On the other hand, many travelers believe that all-inclusives discourage visitors from getting out and seeing the island. Curaçao has so much to offer - incredible architecture, history, and culture are just the beginning. For some travelers, getting out and exploring the culture of the island is extremely important. Staying at an all-inclusive resort can be a drawback if you plan to experience the island's cuisine, as this will add to your costs.
Some travelers seek the convenience of an all-inclusive price. There are multiple reasons for their appeal. Among other factors, they eliminate the need to develop a detailed budget. Click their names to learn more about dining options, amenities, and activities.
Tennis enthusiasts and their families often like the idea of staying at Hilton Curaçao, since they have some nice tennis facilities. Stunning views are available from private balconies and rooms include internet access, coffee maker, satellite TV and in-room safe. Both the Guest and Deluxe Rooms come with your choice of one king or two double beds. You can call them at 599-9-462-5000.
One property positioned on the ocean that is worth considering is Sunscape Curacao. Sunscape Cuaracao is an all-inclusive resort catering to families, couples, and single who like to have fun. Endless daily activities, unlimited food and drinks, and luxury rooms make this spot one to beat. The property is located at 78 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Vacationers in search of convenient on-location dining options may want to look into Renaissance Curacao Resort. Renaissance Curacao Resort features 223 rooms and 14 suites, all of which feature balconies, complimentary coffee and tea service, mini refrigerator, wet bar, 32-inch LCD cable televisions with pay-per-view, and luxurious bedding including custom duvets and down comforters. They are located at 1 Baden Powellweg.
The table just below provides you with more details concerning the all-inclusives on the island.
|Name||Phone Number||Star Rating||Location|
|Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino||599-9-736-8800||
|2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda|
|2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Otrabanda|
|Lodge Kura Hulanda & Beach Club||599-9-839-3600||
|0.5 mi. Northwest of Central Westpunt|
|Renaissance Curacao Resort||599-9-4355000||
|Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort||(599) 9 840-5550||
|6.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda|
|Sunscape Curacao||+599 9 736 7888||
|2.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Otrabanda|
Guests should always learn which amenities and benefits are included in the price of the all-inclusives that they are considering. Some may not offer a full meal plan in the quoted price.
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